Health and Human Performance
Office Location: HP-206
|PhD||University of Florida, Gainesville, FL||Exercise Physiology||1997|
|MS||Tel Aviv University,Tel Aviv, Israel||Exercise Physiology||1991|
|BE||Zinman College of Physical Education, Wingate Institute, Israel||Physical Education||1987|
At the beginning of my academic career my research focused on cardiac rehabilitation, but in the past few years I shifted my interest to a population in danger of developing cardiac disorders, that of obese children. Since about half of obese school-aged children become obese adults, I decided to address the risk factors for cardiac disease from the primary prevention domain.
Areas of Expertise
- Cardiac rehabilitation
Books in Field Of Expertise
Werber-Zion, G., O. Inbar, and M. Sagiv. Exercise Physiology: Theory and Experimentation; (2nd Ed.). Kadima: Reches (Hebrew), 2006. .
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Engelson, E.S., D. Agin, S. Kenya, G. Werber-Zion, B. Luty, J.B. Albu, and D.P. Kotler. "Body composition and metabolic effects of a diet and exercise weight loss regimen on obese, HIV-infected women." Metabolism: Clinical & Experimental. 55(10) 2006: 1327-36.
Beekley, M.D., W.F. Brechue, D.V. deHoyos, L. Garzarella, G. Werber-Zion, and M.L. Pollock. "Cross-validation of the YMCA submaximal cycle ergometer test to predict VO2max." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 75(3) 2004: 337-342.
G. Werber-Zion, E. Goldhammer, A. Shaar, and M. L. Pollock. "Left ventricular function during strength testing and resistance exercise in left ventricular dysfunction patients." J. Cardiopul. Rehabil. 24(2) 2004: 100-109.
Sagiv, A., M. Sagiv, A. Rotstein, G. Werber, and D. Ben-Sira. "Effect of hypoxia on subsequent physiological responses to exercise in coronary artery disease patients." Israel J. Sports Med. 2 1995: 190-194.
Rotestein, A., M. Sagiv, D. Ben-Sira, G. Werber, Y. Hotzler, and H. Annenburg. "Aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold of Israeli wheelchair basketball players." Paraplegia. 32 1994: 196-202.
Sagiv, M., D. Ben-Sira, A. Sagiv, G. Werber, and A. Rotstein. "Left ventricular responses during prolonged treadmill walking with heavy load carriage." Med. Sci. Sports. Exerc. 26(3) 1994: 285-288.
Werber, G., H. Annenburg, N. Fisher, Y. Prat, D. Ben-Sira, and M. Sagiv. "Left ventricular performance during walking with heavy load carriage." Movement. 2 1993: 72-91.
Ben-Sira, D., M. Sagiv, G. Werber, and E. Goldhammer. "Comparison between end-systolic pressure volume and end-systolic wall stress in determining left ventricular contractility with increased afterload." Cardiology. 81 1992: 69-74.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" The effects of a diet and exercise weight loss program in obese HIV-infected women " 2004: The 3rd Annual Nutrition Week.
" The effects of a diet and exercise weight loss program in obese HIV-infected women " 2002: XIV International AIDS Conference.
" Effects of diet and exercise on bodyweight and visceral fat in obese HIV-infected women " 2002: 49th ACSM Annual Meeting.
" Acute hemodynamic responses to strength testing and resistance exercise in patients with left ventricular dysfunction " 1998: 45th ACSM Annual Meeting.
" Resistance exercise and strength testing in patients with left ventricular dysfunction Doppler-Echo assessment " 1998: 6th World Congress on Heart Failure.
" Muscular hypertrophy responses to 6 month of high- or low-volume resistance training " 1998: 45th ACSM Annual Meeting.
" Safety of weight training in cardiac patients " 1998: The Semi Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society Sports Medicine.
" Interactions of strength training with endurance, agility, and speed in adolescent tennis players " 1997: 44th ACSM Annual Meeting.
" Effect of strength training volume on the development of strength and power in adolescent tennis players " 1997: 44th ACSM Annual Meeting.
" Cross-validation of the YMCA submaximal test to estimate aerobic capacity " 1995: ICHPER-SD 38th World Congress.
" Body composition, quadratic and log variables improve the estimation of aerobic capacity (VO2max) from submaximal cycle ergometry (SCE) " 1995: ICHPER-SD 38th World Congress.
" The effects of age, training mode and steady state heart rate (HRss) on aerobic capacity (VO2max) prediction by submaximal cycle ergometry (SCE) " 1995: ICHPER-SD 38th World Congress.
" Cross-validation of the YMCA submaximal test to estimate aerobic capacity " 1995: 42nd ACSM Annual Meeting.
" Body composition and statistical transformation effect the estimation of aerobic capacity (VO2max) from submaximal cycle ergometry (SCE) " 1995: 42nd ACSM Annual Meeting.
" The effects of aging and overload training on left ventricular diastolic function in national competitive weightlifters " 1994: EGREPA. Physical Activity and Health in the Elderly. Scotland.
" Effects of aging and increased afterload on left ventricular diastolic function in healthy subjects " 1992: 3rd International Conference on Physical Activity, Aging and Sports. Finland.
" Evaluation of left ventricular filling properties in marathon runners with acute increased afterload " 1992: The Semi Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society Sports Medicine.
PSC-CUNY 48 Research Award, City University of Ne York, The impact of a peer-led aerobic training program on cardiovascular health and physical activity behavior of urban college students. 2017 - 2018: $3477.12.
Workforce Development Initiative, City University of New York, Improvement of exercise science laboratory at York college. 2014 - 2015: $7920.00.
PSC-CUNY 43 Research Award, City University of Ne York, Perceptions and attitudes regarding physical education from the view-point of PE program completers at urban universities. 2012 - 2013: $3496.00.
PSC-CUNY 33 Research Award, City University of Ne York, Effects of Exercise on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Minority Adolescents. 2003 - 2004: $4500.00.
Year 2000 – Round Five GRTI, Exercise and diet: Their effects on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in minority youth. 2000 - 2001: $20,777.00.
Ahuva and Haim Wine Foundation Research Award, Acute hemodynamic responses to strength testing and resistance exercise in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. October 1997: $1500.00.